Places To Visit In Kolar

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Here are the top 4 tourist attractions to see in Kolar:

1. Someshwara Temple

6 km
from city center
1 out of 4
places to visit in Kolar

The Someshwara Temple in Kolar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is an ornate, 14th-century temple of national importance. The Dravidian style architecture is observed here especially through the tall, detailed brick and stucco structure that is placed over the entrance to the temple. This is known to be a richer, more detailed version of the Someswar temple in Bengaluru. The temple is carefully, exquisitely carved and is embellished with decorative mouldings of important symbols and animals.

2. Kotilingeshwara Temple

3.5 /5

30 km
from city center
2 out of 4
places to visit in Kolar

The Kotilingeshwara temple is located in Kolar district, Karnataka. It is famous for hosting one of the largest Shiva lingams in the world, standing 108ft tall. A 35ft tall Nandi (Bull), Shiva's Vahana (Vehicle), has also been showcased here. It has become a centre for Shiva bhakti and worship. There are around five lakh shivalingas placed at this temple. The Kotilingeshwara Temple has an on-site rest house, marriage hall, meditation hall and exhibition centre.

3. Kolar Gold Fields

28 km
from city center
3 out of 4
places to visit in Kolar

The Kolar Gold Fields, better known as KGF, are located in Kolar District, Karnataka. this region gained fame for being one of the most prominent gold mines in India and is believed to be the second deepest gold mines in the world. A town deeply influenced by colonial culture, the pleasant worth and British-style bungalows have earned it the name of 'Little England'. Now, the mines are defunct and non-operational. It is not possible to visit the underground mines but one can visit the many British bungalows in this region.

4. Anthargange

Must visit 3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
4 out of 4
places to visit in Kolar

Anthargange is situated in the Kolar district of Karnataka in the Shathashrunga range, about 70 km from Bangalore. The mountains at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantations are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

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